British Virgin Islands

Coordinates: 18°30′N 64°30′W / 18.500°N 64.500°W / 18.500; -64.500

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), officially the Virgin Islands, is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago; the remaining islands constitute the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands.

The official name of the Territory is still simply the "Virgin Islands", but the prefix "British" is often used to distinguish it from the neighbouring American territory which changed its name from the "Danish West Indies" to "Virgin Islands of the United States" in 1917. British Virgin Islands government publications continue to begin with the name "The Territory of the Virgin Islands", and the Territory's passports simply refer to the "Virgin Islands", and all laws begin with the words "Virgin Islands". Moreover, the Territory's Constitutional Commission has expressed the view that "every effort should be made", to encourage the use of the name "Virgin Islands".

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Qatar's Olympic-bound Abakar secures third place in London

The Peninsula 21 Jul 2024
Doha, Qatar ... “That was a huge PB for me so I am very excited now for Paris. I knew I could do it and now I can go there and I really feel I can get to the final ... AFP. Behind Abakar, Kyron McMaster from the British Virgin Islands finished fourth with 47.81 seconds, while France’s Wilfried Happio came fifth with 48.26 seconds ... Barshim withdraws ... ....

100th Port Huron-to Mackinac Island Sailboat Race draws large crowds

Port Huron Times Herald 20 Jul 2024
He said he also sailed in the 100th Chicago-to-Mackinac Island Boat Race in 2008 ... Henderson said his boat brings a long history with it, having been built in France in 1992 (the crew is sure this is lucky because crew member Pierre Fleury is a French native) and that he bought it in the British Virgin Islands....

Flamingo sightings in Cape Cod are rare, but one landed in Connecticut 60 years ago

The Day 20 Jul 2024
American flamingos are typically observed along much of Florida's coast and also have breeding populations in the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and Mexico, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ... in Cape Cod as well as Long Island in early June....

Discovery World to exit crypto, focus on resorts

The Manila Times 19 Jul 2024
for P4.2 million. True Ally, a corporation registered in the British Virgin Islands, is the operator of a blockchain gaming ecosystem intended for the cryptocurrency and NFT (non-fungible token) market ... .......

Discovery World gives up cryptocurrency venture

Manila Bulletin 19 Jul 2024
DWC owns 70 percent of True Ally, a corporation registered in the British Virgin Islands for the purpose of venturing into the cryptocurrency and non-fungible token space through blockchain gaming and other various related services contributing to building the open metaverse....

Top Ja stars for tomorrow’s London Diamond League

Jamaica Star 19 Jul 2024
THE final Wanda Diamond League meet before the Paris Olympics is on in London tomorrow and several Jamaican athletes will be seeking to test their readiness for the Games ... American CJ Allen with a best of 47.82 and Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Island with 48.05 are also in the event ... Selected events (Ja time). 8.04 a.m.. Women's 400m hurdles ... ....

5 must-read crime novels offer thrills, chills and armchair globe-trotting

Cascade Business News 19 Jul 2024
Chris Hewitt . (TNS) Star Tribune ... We begin our tour with an ending ... Both the most surprising and, ultimately, disappointing book on this list is this British Virgin Islands-set puzzler ... When her father dies, a British professor named Nina discovers he left her a luxurious island getaway, designed by him, that she didn’t know he possessed ... .......

Kraken Dives Into UK and Australia In Global Crypto Push

CoinGape 18 Jul 2024
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has bagged a major international expansion for its Custody service with a dive into the United Kingdom and Australia. Kraken For ETF Issuers ... states. Kraken plans to expand the services to more locations including the European Union, Switzerland, Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Read Also ... Read More ... .......